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Old 05-12-2004, 03:53 AM   #21
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I refuse to use any of that new stuff. My engine is 4.9 bushels and produces 573 stone of torque, and I like it that way!!


(not real conversions!! The numbers are made up)
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The 3800 is a 231 CID engine 3800 is actually a rounded number... Just GM'* way of setting apart the xx00'* over the x.xL engines. 3400, 3800, 3900, etc, over 3.4 3.8, 3.9...
Depends on how you look at it. Perhaps GM is just switching to CCs to differentiate their redesigned engines?

Yes 3800 is rounded, just like 3.8 is and 231 is. Motocycle manufactorers often round to the 50 or hundred CCs, even if their far off. Some manufactorers even cheat on their rounding. The famous Ford 5.0 is actually a 4.9, the Mercedes AMG E55 is actually a 5.4. Buick old Nailhead 401 wasoringally known as a 400 because of GM'* engine restrictions.
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My car is 7.5 liters from the factory!

















Of course I am talking about my Lincoln Mark III--460 ci for those imperialists like me!
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with GM using CC'* they can refer to the engines as THE 3800 instead of a 3.8L. Kinda gives them a name, and its easy to remember.
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I refuse to use any of that new stuff. My engine is 4.9 bushels and produces 573 stone of torque, and I like it that way!!


(not real conversions!! The numbers are made up)
I'm w/ ya dude.
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Because the US is the only on ethat uses gallons. The cars are exported to many other countries that all rely on the metric system. Marketing firms have a hard enough time trying to reach their target audience without having to worry about what country'* measurement system they are using.
Personally, I wouldn't mind going back to US Standard measurements. When you heard that someone had a 389 in their car. You knew they were talking about a Pontiac and nothing else. Of course if someone said they have a 231 in their car today, at least you know it'* a GM car. When you state displacement in cubic inches you're only talking about an American car. We need to get our identity back.
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Because the US is the only on ethat uses gallons. The cars are exported to many other countries that all rely on the metric system. Marketing firms have a hard enough time trying to reach their target audience without having to worry about what country'* measurement system they are using.
Personally, I wouldn't mind going back to US Standard measurements. When you heard that someone had a 389 in their car. You knew they were talking about a Pontiac and nothing else. Of course if someone said they have a 231 in their car today, at least you know it'* a GM car. When you state displacement in cubic inches you're only talking about an American car. We need to get our identity back.
I agree w/ you. Too bad in todays global economy, that will never happen. :(
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"I own a one gallon V6."

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